October 29, 2006

"It's an alternative food source."

..."And not because it doesn't taste great."

..."Again, sustenance, that's the key."


Anonymous said...

The more affluent the country, the larger the animals its people eat.

For example, that's why poor rural Americans have been known to eat squirrels and their brains (umm..burgoo), possums, and rabbits. It's why ants are a treat in Mexico and scorpions are a delicacy in parts of Asia.

Fifteen years ago you could only read about this in the Food Insects Newsletter.


Today it's a joke on national TV. In 10 years insects will be raised for use in animal food (maybe they already are..), and a generation later...who knows...

Quorn will be big too. See this week's NY Mag.--Fungus is fashion!


Ann Althouse said...

Blogger is having trouble today. The front page won't update. Here's a new post you might want to read and comment on. It will eventually show up on the front page.

Right now, I think, a million bloggers are obsessively republishing, overtaxing the system, so it's going to be hard for it to recover... on a Sunday. Maybe Daylight readjustment confused things.

Ruth Anne Adams said...

I wish Letterman had been that funny in his O'Reilly clip.

Kirk Parker said...

There are few things I miss more about living in Africa than termites in season.

Ron said...

[Dustin Hoffman "The Graduate" voice]:
"Ms. Althouse, you're trying to disgust me!"

Anonymous said...

I don't need to see that.

Vader said...

Fly maggots? Flea for your lives!